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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri district; India retaliates Pictured: Soldiers in action during an encounter with militants in Pampore of Jammu and Kashmir on Oct 10, 2016.IANS

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire on Tuesday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naushera sector of Rajouri District. They fired with small arms and mortar shells, after which the Indian troops retaliated. 

There have been multiple ceasefire violations along the LoC recently and relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated since the Uri attack and Kashmir unrest. Indian Army's surgical strike across the LoC on September 29, which Pakistan denied to have happened, has also added to tensions between the two countries.  

"The shelling and firing in the Naushera sector began at 8.30 p.m. on Monday night and continued till 1.30 am today [Tuesday]," defence sources said. "They used 82 mm mortars and automatics. No damage or casualties were reported." The incident took place in a forward post in Laam Battalion area. 

A casualty had occurred on Sunday in the same area after Pakistani troops had opened fire. 

At least 29 ceasefire violations have taken place since the surgical strikes against terror posts. 

On Sunday, there were two violations. One jawan was killed in the firing. On October 8,  Pakistani troops fired on Indian posts at Mendhar Krishnagati sector in Poonch district. One jawan was injured in the firing. Three violations, including heavy firing and mortar shelling, took place on October 5. There were four violations on October 3 in Saujian, Shahpur-Kerni, Mandi and KG sectors in Poonch district. A day before, firing and shelling took place in Pallanwala belt of Jammu district. On October 1, Indian Army posts and civilian areas were shelled.